Yenagoa—A public affairs commentator, Prince Douye Koroye has urged Chief Government Ekepemupolo alias Tompolo to include Ijaw sons and daughters in higher institutions as beneficiaries of his recently awarded pipeline surveillance contract.
He posited that while Tompolo gears up to recruit Ijaw youths for the surveillance job, 25% of the contract sum should be dedicated to the educational development of the Ijaw Nation as bursary to Ijaw students.
Koroye who served as a former chairman of Bayelsa Volunteers in a chat with our reporter opined that “though the era of arms struggle has faded away, many of our youths are still educationally backward.
“Tompolo should therefore use this opportunity and create a department to cater to the welfare of our students.”
He averred that since all Ijaw youths cannot be on the field, those in various educational institutions should be given a sense of belonging.
The former special adviser on youth and community development to the Bayelsa state governor while acknowledging the contributions of Tompolo in the educational development of the Ijaw Nation, admonished him to do more by incorporating Ijaw students as beneficiaries of the surveillance contract.